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Burning Your Money; Pitching to the Media; Art of X-thinking Design; 8X8 Speakers Series (4/4) with Maggie Tan, Russell Flannery and Michael Lai

Episode Summary

Welcome back to the FINAL episode of Chinaccelerator 8X8 Speakers Series with Maggie Tan, Former Co-head of Strategy & Planning, Uber China, Russell Flannery, Chief Editor of Forbes China, and Michael Lai, Partner & Dean of X Academy TANG. Now, stop for a second. Hold your breath and imagine yourself burning 20 million RMB per hour. Unbelievable? That’s what Uber and Didi actually did. Ultimately, burning money is a choice and Maggie advised that one should do the math before venturing into it. How do you actually pitch your company to the media in an impactful manner? For this, Russell provided us with some sage advice on how to stay ahead of the pack and carve your existence successfully. Lastly, the final chapter of this speaker series ends with a book. Michael revealed the essence of x-thinking, and how lessons learned from writing a book could also be applied to the domain of entrepreneurship. Don’t miss out the amazing insights they shared in this episode!

Episode Notes

Welcome back to the FINAL episode of Chinaccelerator 8X8 Speakers Series 2019 Spring with Maggie Tan, Former Co-head of Strategy & Planning, Uber China, Russell Flannery, Chief Editor of Forbes China, and Michael Lai, Partner & Dean of X Academy TANG.

Now, stop for a second. Hold your breath and imagine yourself burning 20 million RMB per hour. Unbelievable? That’s what Uber and Didi actually did. Ultimately, burning money is a choice and Maggie advised that one should do the math before venturing into it. How do you actually pitch your company to the media in an impactful manner? For this, Russell provided us with some sage advice on how to stay ahead of the pack and carve your existence successfully. Lastly, the final chapter of this speaker series ends with a book. Michael revealed the essence of x-thinking, and how lessons learned from writing a book could also be applied to the domain of entrepreneurship.

Don’t miss out the amazing insights they shared in this episode!

Show Notes:

[01:53] Maggie’s talk (Maggie’s presentation slide: https://www.jianguoyun.com/p/DYCH0b4Qrai4BxiTu7cB)

[10:40] Russell’s talk (Russell’s presentation slide: https://www.jianguoyun.com/p/DS21l40Qrai4Bxiku7cB)

[26:40] Michael’s talk (Michael’s presentation slide: https://www.jianguoyun.com/p/DSU0GocQrai4Bxieu7cB)

Many thanks to our speakers Maggie Tan, Russell Flannery, and Michael Lai, editor David and Geep, producer Eva Shi, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com.

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